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Parents Used Coke & Weed As Bargaining Tool with their Kids

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Chad & Joey Mudd are now in deep shit…

A Florida couple used marijuana as a “bargaining tool” to get their teenage daughters–ages 13 and 14–to perform household chores and excel in school, police allege.  Joey and Chad Mudd (seen at right) are facing multiple felony child abuse charges, court records show. The children were provided the pot, investigators say, in the family’s home in Largo, a city 20 miles from Tampa Bay. Chad Mudd, 36, has also been charged with providing the girls with cocaine, which he allegedly snorted with them earlier this year while the trio was inside his truck. [1] According to arrest affidavits, Joey Mudd, 34, admitted to smoking pot with her children on five occasions, and referred to the provision of the drug “as a form of a ‘bargaining tool.’”  [1] [2]  The authorities found out about the Mudds’ parenting style via a tip that came to police attention through the child abuse hotline, [15]  but according to the affidavits, it was the mom, Joey Mudd who conceded that the girls were given drugs. [16] Pictures of the parents are on various social media sites and the husband looks as if he is enjoying the life you’d might expect from a college kid. He is seen in several photos in a bar setting like the one above. Is this a case of the parents wanting to appear like “cool parents?” [16] Charged with two counts of child abuse, Mudd was released from the Pinellas County jail early this morning after posting $5000 bond. She has been ordered to have no contact with her children, who are in the care of a a relative. Court records list Mudd’s employer as a pediatrics care practice. Chad Mudd, a restaurant worker, remains locked up on six counts of child abuse and a cocaine possession count. [4] Calls to telephone numbers belonging to the Mudds weren’t answered. It’s unclear if they’ve retained an attorney. It’s not clear who has taken custody of the children. [3] Joey Mudd was ordered to have no contact with her children, who have been placed with a relative, according to the Daily Mail. [4]  At this point, WFLA says Chad Mudd had a bond set at $32,000.  Both are reportedly out on bond. [15]

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[3] TAMARA LUSH, Florida Parents Gave Kids Pot, Cocaine As ‘Bargaining Tool’: Cops, The Huffington Post,  05/07/2015 12:15 pm EDT
[10] Parents accused of giving teen daughters pot, cocaine as ‘bargaining tool’, FOX News, May 07, 2015
[11] Lee Moran, Marijuana-based parenting of teenage daughters lands Florida couple in jail, New York Daily News, Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:48 AM
[14] Parents Accused of Giving Kids Drugs as ‘Bargaining Tool’, New York Times, May 7, 2015, 11:42 A.M. E.D.T.
[15] Michelle Sigona, Police: Parents Used Pot, Cocaine To Bribe Teens To Do Chores, CrimeFeed, May 7, 2015
[16] Roz Zurko, Joey and Chad Mudd arrested: Mudd kids get cocaine and pot allowance for chores?, The Examiner, May 7, 2015 4:04 PM MST

 

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